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|Pilot P/O R. S. Smith, 23957 (survived)
Crew F/Sgt J. G. Laycock, 495746 (survived)
Crew F/Sgt W. P. McCutcheon, 426138 (survived)
Crew David Charles Tait, 425377 (MIA) Greenslopes, QLD
Crashed March 31, 1944
Built by Supermarine. Disassembled and shipped overseas to Australia and resassembled.
On September 14, 1943 reassembled by Qantas. On December 2, 1943 assigned to 2 FBRD. On March 3, 1944 assigned to 8 Communication Unit (8 CU). No known nickname or nose art.
On March 31, 1944 during take off near Salamo on Fergusson Island piloted by P/O R. S. Smith, one wing dipped and came into contact with the sea causing the plane to capsize. The crew escaped except for Tait, who went down with the aircraft was listed as Missing In Action (MIA).
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